Walnut & Cherry Guitar Pick

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Project by scottb posted 01-07-2012 01:50 AM 2560 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my “someday” projects is to make a guitar… Not that I have to wait to make it, per se, but it would make more sense if I could actually play it by the time I finish. So rather than keep thinking it’ll be a someday project, I decided to start small ;)

Two ply for added strength. Walnut on one side, cherry on the other. The hardest part was sanding it with almost nothing to hold onto! I did manage to get off all the glue squeeze out without deforming the overall shape too much.

Intentionally left unfinished. As it will surely get a nice patina from being manhandled, and any finish on the business end would suffer much abuse.

So, rather than still saying “someday”... I’ve taken out my “low milage” acoustic guitar I got (way) back in college, and have started taking lessons! I don’t expect this pick to last half as long as it takes me to get around to building my own guitar… but at least I’m moving forward!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 02:40 AM

Your pick a winner :))

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 04:03 AM

Nice pick – but I suspect that you will find that there is a valid reason that they make them out of the hard plastic like material that they use. I think the wood will not hold up to well to the guitar strings. But your effort is appreciated – nice job and good luck with your guitar build – I hope you get around to it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 11:10 AM

Scottb …
Email your mailing address to [email protected]
I will send you some of my wood picks

Different woods used for picks will change the tone of the guitar.
Lemonwood, ebony, cocobolo, are brighter than maple or walnut .

I will try to post a photo later

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 11:20 PM

Scott That a cool idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 11:23 PM

I’m interested in what sort of mileage you get out of them..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 11:31 PM

I make em but dont play em. I have the musical ability of a house brick.
Send your mailing address to [email protected]
I will send you some of my wood picks

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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